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Is it just me or does summer seen to fly by extremely fast? Yes I know summer doesn’t actually start for 4 more days, but June feels like summer. Anyhow here’s what has happened these past few days…
American Express Targeted Offers
I got home yesterday to find
four three letters in the mail from Amex (one was from the First Bank of Omaha). They were offering me the following (sadly I couldn’t fit any of them into my latest AOR):
My Latest App-O-Rama (AOR)
I decided to do my AOR yesterday morning, since my Amex Platinum 100,000 membership rewards offer was about to expire. It was kind of a spur of the moment event, because I had an alarm remind me that my Platinum offer was going to end soon. So, I quickly thought of my future trip (see below) and picked cards accordingly. My FICO score at the time of this AOR was 745. I applied for the following:
Our Next Trip
If you didn’t piece it together from the title, Jenni and I are heading to Australia come August. We are flying business class to Adelaide, Australia for about 5 days then business class to Sydney, Australia for about 6 days. After that we will fly home in business, while stopping in Shanghai for a night. I’ve never been to Australia, so if you have any suggestions on things to do leave them in the comments. We will be staying in Park Hyatt Sydney while in Sydney. The hotels for the other locations are still up in the air.
Staples Gift Card Deal
I posted this deal on my deals page the other day, but I figured I would post it here as well. From 6/15 – 6/21 you can get a $20 Visa prepaid card, via easy rebate, when you buy $300 in Visa gift cards. If you have an Ink card or just want easy points/miles/money you should get in on this deal. You can find the rebate page here.
Activate Your 5% Cards
The next quarter is upon us. It’s time to activate your 5% cards (Dividend, Freedom, and It).
You can activate your Citi Dividend through an email they sent out to cardholders. They haven’t released any other sign-up yet. If you haven’t received the email yet, I suggest watching this page.
You can activate your Chase Freedom here. If you prefer, you can login at chase.com and activate through your account. Either way, make sure it gets done before July 1!
Discover It and More
You can activate your Discover cards here. Like the Freedom, if you prefer you can activate your card when you login to your account.